Abacela Albarino 2010 Front Label
Abacela Albarino 2010 Front Label

Abacela Albarino 2010

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750ML / 13.1% ABV
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750ML / 13.1% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The cool conditions on our estate's north facing hillsides allow this beautiful grape to slowly ripen while retaining its lively acidity. This Galician style wine exhibits aromas and flavors of crisp apples and pears, orange, pineapple, and delicate white flowers all carried on a frame that skirts the razors edge between creamy textures and steely minerality.

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WE 90
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From estate-grown fruit, this fresh, lightly frizzante, insanely crisp white wine brings all the tang and salt of the real deal from Spain. What marks it as New World is the fruit concentration, a dense thickest of mid-palate citrus-lemon, lime and lots of grapefruit. Editors' Choice.
W&S 90
Wine & Spirits
Brisk and lemony with the firm snap of a Vinho Verde, this crisp white's lemon-lime flavors are cleanly delivered, its mineral tang a fine foil for a plate of razor clams.
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For years we, Earl and Hilda Jones, have pursued our passion for fine Spanish wine made from the Tempranillo grape. Our goal is to produce fine wine from that grape in America.

Thus, the "Abacela" idea was to find in America a similar climate to that of the finest Tempranillo growing areas in Spain. The "marginal" climate sought was hot enough to ripen the fruit but not so hot that it cooked out the essence of the grape. A climate which provided dry summers and cool but wet winters, relatively free of severe freezes to minimize potential cold injury to the vines.

Searches through tomes of wine books, climate records, and maps led us to the West Coast. The search ended in the Umpqua Valley in Southern Oregon, 11 miles southwest of Roseburg Oregon. Here, the vineyards bask by day in the hot summer sun and are cooled at night by Pacific Ocean breezes. The long growing season allows the fruit to ripen slowly and fully. Our Abacela idea, now a working winery, was christened Abacela, utilizing an old Castilian word that means "to plant grapevines."

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Three substantial mountain ranges intersect to create a region of great diversity, not only in soil and topography but also climate and as a result, grape varieties.

Where the Klamath Mountains, Coast Range and Cascades converge, is the rather small AVA, the Umpqua Valley, which boasts over 150 soils in a total growing area of merely 1,500 acres. The soils range from sedimentary, metamorphic or volcanic where valley floors are deep alluvium and heavy clay and hillsides are typically silt or clay.

In the Umpqua Valley AVA, vineyards in the north are cooler and wetter; cool climate grapes such as Pinot noir, Pinot gris and Riesling do well. In the warmer and dryer south mainly Syrah and Tempranillo thrive. But growers here are not afraid to investigate new grape varieties; the region is home to over forty types.

There are two sub-AVAs within the boundaries of the Umpqua Valley: Red Hill-Douglas Country, established in 2004 and Elkton, established in 2013.

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Bright and aromatic with distinctive floral and fruity characteristics, Albariño has enjoyed a surge in popularity and an increase in plantings over the last couple of decades. Thick skins allow it to withstand the humid conditions of its homeland, Rías Baixas, Spain, free of malady, and produce a weighty but fresh white. Somm Secret—Albariño claims dual citizenship in Spain and Portugal. Under the name Alvarinho, it thrives in Portugal’s northwestern Vinho Verde region, which predictably, borders part of Spain’s Rías Baixas.

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